Friday, January 30, 2009

What recession?

HOUSTON - Exxon Mobil is reporting a profit of US$45.2-billion for 2008, breaking its own record for a full-year earnings by a U.S. company. Keep in mind, that’s $123-million per day of profit.

I don't know about you, but that seems excessive...maybe they could lower gas prices a bit and only make $40-billion next year.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

United States of America

If this story in Salon today is true, Pres Obama may be responsible for a truly UNITED states of America.
"Take a look at the map below, which was produced by Gallup based on an aggregation of data the pollster collected during the 2008 cycle. If you're a Republican, it's not a pretty picture. 29 states are described as solidly Democratic, along with the District of Columbia. Another six states lean Democratic. Meanwhile, only four are solidly Republican, while one other leans that way. All of the gray states on the map are what Gallup calls "competitive," meaning that partisan advantage is less than five points in either direction. And you'll notice that states that are key to Republican electoral success, like Texas, are gray."

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I don't like to share

My big-cats had visitors last night; including a little boy (see picture).

The evening was going along well until the little boy decided that he wanted to eat some of the Fancy Feast that I had left in my bowl for a midnight snack.

Words were spoken, hisses were hissed, and a quick parent saved my Fancy Feast from being eaten.

Moral of the story, eat your Fancy Feasts while you can because you never know who has their eyes on them.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

It's a good time to be a little-cat

because there are some good TV shows on now and my big-cats are watching them; and I get to sit on their laps while they do it.

Lost and Battlestar Galactica are back after long hiatuses and there are new episodes of Law & Order, The Simpsons, and 30 Rock.

Now if only I could find a way to balance a Fancy Feast can on the big-cats' laps while they are watching TV, I would never want to get off.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

What's with the fog?

Here is a picture of downtown Vancouver taken from one of the local mountains.

Not only is the fog making the citizens of Vancouver grumpy, but it is causing the strangest results in local temperatures.

On Monday it was 23 degrees and sunny on one of the local ski-mountains (from where this picture was taken) but it was only 2 degrees with zero visibility in the city.

I guess we should have all gone skiing for the day.